A new world record has been broken for the largest caravan – made of LEGO.
Professional LEGO builders spent over 12 weeks constructing the 2.2m tall and 3.6m long vehicle, which also has working electric lights and even running water.
More than 215,158 of the iconic plastic bricks have been used in creating the life-size model, smashing the former record of largest Lego caravan, which stood at 20,000 bricks.
Alongside the lights and sink with running water, the new record holding motorhome comes with a fridge, simulated cooking facilities, a bed and seating, as well as a chess set, toothbrushes and a frying pan.
Former World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty and The One Show presenter Matt Baker are due to lay the final bricks when the caravan is officially certified by a Guinness World Records adjudicator at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham, West Midlands, yesterday (Tues).
James Bissett, marketing campaign director for NCC Events, organisers of the Motorhome & Caravan Show, said: “We wanted to create something truly unique to celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning and we are absolutely delighted with our record breaking model.
“Everyone that’s seen it so far has been amazed by the level of detail and blown away by how similar it is to the real thing, the interior is incredible.
James added: “Leisure caravanning has a wonderful heritage and is going strong today with many millions of families enjoying themselves in the great outdoors every year.
“The Motorhome & Caravan Show is evidence of how far the industry has come, while still staying true to its roots of freedom and exploration.
“We’ve got 400 exhibitors filling 11 halls with everything from motorhomes worth more than £250,000 to new family caravans, cool new campervan conversions, trailer tents and luxury lodges not to mention hundreds of accessories and destination ideas.”
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “How better to
celebrate 130 years of leisure caravanning than with a world record?
“Record-breaking is particularly fascinating when two worlds collide – in this case, the worlds of caravanning and LEGO building.
“LEGO is proving to be extremely popular with record breakers, so much so that we have entire spreads dedicated to it in the Guinness World Records 2016 Edition.
“We’re always thrilled to see the creativity, dedication and commitment of the people who aim high and look to achieve something spectacular – the level of detail in the caravan is phenomenal and I’m sure visitors to the NEC over the coming days will be just as impressed as we are.”
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